Swedish Grace White Porcelain Sea Themed Bowl by Gunnar Nylund for ALP, 1940's
This is a large and thin, translucent white porcelain bowl designed by Gunnar Nylund for ALP Lidköping/Rörstrand. The bowl features a very handsome relief decoration depicting two fish, a crab, and an eel. The presence of the "ALP" label on the bowl indicates that it was manufactured prior to 1943 when AB Lidköping Produktion (ALP)
Height: 13.3 cm
Diameter: 25.5 cm
Very light scratches and a small grey patch at the bottom of the inside of the bowl, consistent with the age and use of the item.
ABOUT AB Lidköpings Porslinsfabrik
ALP Lidköping was established in 1903 in Lidköping, Sweden. The company's name "ALP" is an abbreviation of "AB Lidköpings Porslinsfabrik," which translates to "Lidköping Porcelain Factory, Inc."
ALP Lidköping specialized in the production of porcelain and ceramics, and it gained recognition for the quality and craftsmanship of its products. The company's range of items included dinnerware, decorative pieces, and other household ceramics.
ALP Lidköping collaborated with several prominent Swedish designers and ceramic artists. Gunnar Nylund, in particular, played a significant role in the design of ALP ceramics. His work often featured minimalist and modernist designs that are highly collectible today.
In 1932, a merger took place with the Stockholm-based ceramic manufacturer Rörstrand. In 1936-39, all of Rörstrand's production was gradually moved to Lidköping. ALP still existed for a few years into the 1940s under its own name, parallel to Rörstrand, but after 1943 the business continued under the Rörstrand brand.